§ 79. Air-Commodore Harvey
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders have taken place in Greater London and elsewhere in the country since 1st January, 1948; and how many convictions have taken place.
91. Mr. Wilson Harris
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders were committed in England and Wales in the fourth quarters of 1947 and 1948, respectively.
§ 94. Mr. Benson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give the known number of cases of murder, other than those of children under one year of age, for each month of the year 1948.
95. Mr. Paton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the number of murders known to the police in England and Wales in each of the following periods: seven weeks ended 14th April, 1948, seven weeks beginning 15th April, 1948, seven weeks ended 18th November, 1948, and seven weeks beginning 19th November, 1948, respectively.
§ Mr. Ede
Following are the particulars so far as they are available. The figures, which relate to England and Wales are provisional and are compiled from returns received from the various police forces which are subsequently checked against returns received from the courts. Not all the court returns are yet available, and the figures given for the latter part of 1948 include a number of cases which have not yet been dealt with by the courts. Moreover, the court returns 169W as they become available, will show that, in a number of cases, verdicts other than "guilty of murder" have been returned.
MURDERS AND CONVICTIONS DURING 1948 Murders Convictions Metropolitan Police District 39 5 Remainder of the Country 134 25
MURDERS DURING THE FOURTH QUARTERS OF 1947 AND 1948 1947 1948 42 55
MURDERS (OTHER THAN THOSE OF CHILDREN UNDER ONE YEAR) FOR EACH MONTH OF 1948 January … 11 July … 8 February … 11 August … 12 March … 8 September … 12 April … 14 October … 13 May … 13 November … 12 June … 9 December … 25
MURDERS DURING FOUR PERIODS OF 1948 7 weeks ending 14th April, 1948 … 19 7 weeks beginning 15th April, 1948 … 25 7 weeks ending 18th November, 1948 … 17 6 weeks beginning 19th November, 1948 … 28 (Figures are not yet available for any period after the 31st December, 1948).